The Funniest Times News Anchors Were Caught Messing Up Live On Air

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Nobody is perfect. But most people have the luxury of keeping their mistakes to themselves when they mess up. News anchors, however, have no such luck when they’re live on air. Furthermore, their mistakes can reach an audience of millions when clips go viral. And, as the following examples will demonstrate, even the most educated of professionals aren’t immune to hilarious blunders.

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Here, as Dutch reporter Claudi Groot Koerkamp does a piece to camera, all is going swimmingly – pardon the pun. She walks across the deck without tripping, eyes trained firmly on the camera. She reaches her subject and perches on the side like a pro. Then, she reaches for a rope, loses her balance and the only thing swimming is her as she plunges into (presumably freezing cold) water….

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